Bechdel Test Movie List

/bech·del test/ n.
1. It has to have at least two [named] women in it
2. Who talk to each other
3. About something besides a man

[[0]] The A-Team (2010) [imdb]

This movie passed 0 of 3 tests. It was entered by Quouar on 2010-06-21 14:15:44.



JOe disagreed with the rating and said:
There is the soldier played by Jessica Biel and the wife of Tuco the Mexican general. they do not talk to each other but that does make two.
Message posted on 2010-07-23 23:14:42
physicsphaery said:
Did "the wife of Tuco" have a name? Mrs. Tuco doesn't count.
Message posted on 2010-08-02 12:07:39
Patricia said:
Nope, she's credited on IMDb as "General Tuco's wife". So this movie doesn't even satisfy the first criterion.

But I think that list should be edited to mention that the characters need to have names.
Message posted on 2010-08-13 05:17:39
Diana I-C said:
Well, the original rule doesn't state that they need to have names, so it does pass the first incarnation of the test, just not the second.
Message posted on 2010-09-01 18:39:39
Ingrid said:
I think they need names, or else you could just count any woman seen in the movie? I think a name and spoken lines are needed to be a "character" in a movie. It should be "two female characters" in the movie, not just two women.
Message posted on 2010-09-22 11:34:28
TS said:
In the Casting world a character doesn't need a name to be considered a principal role/character... they must however speak more than 5 scripted lines of dialogue. I think that should be the criteria...
Message posted on 2010-10-17 15:38:15
Decius said:
A name isn't a strict requirement, like "bride" in Kill Bill, but some characterization is. I suppose that could be done without dialog, but I don't see how
Message posted on 2011-05-21 22:10:06

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